Commands used in this guide
The basics on how radar works in BAR, and specific game-mechanics on accuracy and identification.
Alerting to incoming attacks
Radar is an early warning system that increases your awareness of enemy movement, in the fog of war. Radar blips are not accurate, leading to missed targets when your units are firing at blips into the fog of war.
To maximize your accuracy, it's necessary to have visual line of sight to your targets.
Radar effectiveness is impacted by terrain, e.g. placement behind a mountain blocks radar. The green radar coverage is shown when building or selecting a radar structure. The maximum radar range is marked with a dotted green line.
Identified / Unknown
When unidentified enemies enter radar coverage, they appear as unknown dots. However, once you establish visual contact, their unit icon will be identified and remembered whenever they move out of your line of sight.
Increasing your radar accuracy
You can build a Targeting Facility to increase your radar accuracy with 50% for your whole team. Build 3 facilities for near perfect targeting.